The Shark Club

The Shark Club


A warm and wonderfully vivid novel about taking second chances—in life and in the sea

One summer day on the beach in Florida, two extraordinary things happen to Maeve Donnelly. First, she is kissed by Daniel, the boy of her dreams. Then, she is bitten by a blacktip shark.

Eighteen years later, Maeve has thrown herself into her work as a world-traveling marine biologist discovering more about the minds of misunderstood sharks. But when Maeve returns home to the legendarily charming and eccentric Hotel of the Muses where she was raised by her grandmother, she finds more than just the blood orange sunsets and key lime pies she’s missed waiting for her.

While Maeve has always been fearless in the water, on land she is indecisive. A chance meeting on the beach with a plucky, irresistible little girl who is just as fascinated by the ocean as Maeve was growing up leaves her at a crossroads: Should she rekindle her romance with Daniel, the first love she left behind when she dove into her work? Or indulge in a new romance with her colleague, Nicholas, who turns up in her hometown to investigate an illegal shark-finning operation?

Set against the intoxicating backdrop of palm trees, calypso bands, and perfect ocean views, The Shark Club is a story of the mysterious passions of one woman’s life: her first love and new love; the sea and sharks that inhabit it.

Title:The Shark Club
Edition Language:English
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Number of Pages:288 pages

    The Shark Club Reviews

  • Jennifer

    The Shark Club has romance, heartbreak, family drama, grief/loss, Florida love, a mild mystery, and it brings attention to the barbaric practice of shark finning. This book will make you want to find ...

  • Oreoandlucy

    A more complete review is available on my blog:http://reviewsofbooksonmynightstand.b...The characters were a little bit predictable in the book and, while the shark finning mystery was a bit of a surp...

  • Rebecca Foster

    (3.5) Dr. Maeve Donnelly loves sharks even though she was bitten by one as a child. Instead of giving in to fear and hatred, she sought to understand sharks and now is a leading researcher with a Flo...

  • Michelegg

    I love when I finish the final page of a book with a big smile on my face and a huge sigh of goodness on my lips. This book did that for me. From the first pages when I met Maeve and discovered what l...

  • Stacey A.  Prose and Palate

    I picked up Ann Kidd Taylor’s The Shark Club because I absolutely loved the cover and heard it was a wonderful summer read. I didn’t read the synopsis and just thought the title was in reference t...

  • Krista

    I feel like this book is a small fragment of what could be a much larger story. Give these characters and the ideas for their storyline to Ken Follett and you would have an epic tome and I am sorry th...

  • Andrea

    Maeve, bitten by a shark at age 12, has dedicated her life to them ever since. Home from a research trip she must reckon with past loves, family, and the impact of her shark obsession on others. This ...

  • Holly

    The Shark Club is the story of how a shark bite changed a young girl's life forever! Maeve and her twin brother, Robin who were orphaned at the age of 6 and sent to live with their Grandmother, Perri ...

  • Danielle

    What a delightful read this was! I might be biased with a 5-star rating because I've always wanted to be a marine biologist (damn all the math involved!!) but this was such a well-written, easy read a...

  • Onceinabluemoon

    3.5 rounding up. Loved the cover, a favorite authors daughter, ocean life and Florida, sounds like a perfect beach read for me! I live in the world's foggiest place AND the windiest on the west coast,...